Appropriate vs. Inappropriate requests from teacher

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  1. Caesar753

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    In our school, the librarian is a licensed teacher just like the rest of us. The library is her classroom. She's responsible for students in the library just like I'm responsible for the students in my classroom. She has to request a sub, just like I would.
     
  2. midwestteacher

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    If we have lunch duty, we are supposed to put that in the lesson plans and get the sub to do it for us. Most refuse because they just don't know what to do. Instead, most of us just trade lunch duty with someone else. I never ask subs to grade papers. She has her hands full dealing with the classes. I also don't ask subs to copy papers. Our copier is no where near the office and there is no one in there to help.
     
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    All the time but my celestial energy has directed me to say no.
     
  4. JustMe

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    I understand this completely, please trust me...my master's degree certified me as a library media specialist. And what you describe is how it should be. Unfortunately, though, it's often not the case. If our librarian is absent for whatever reason, we are simply short a librarian for the day. :(
     
  5. GlendaLL

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    I felt exactly the same way! She was pushing off her cleaning job onto an unsuspecting substitute teacher! :mad:

    On Aesop, the teacher (or librarian) can include notes to the substitute. This librarian chose to make NO MENTION of the fact that she expected the sub to CLEAN ALL DAY! Geez! :rolleyes:
     
  6. smalltowngal

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    When I subbed, I would always go down to the office to see if they needed me to do anything during that time period. I filed papers away in the office one day, did lunch duty another, and stepped in to help a teacher another. I don't think that is beyond my job as a sub. I would grade papers if it was a right/wrong and there was a key on the desk.
     
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    I have been teaching for 3 years now, and I never considered asking the sub to do anything during prep period. When I was subbing, I needed that time to organize for the rest of the day and check over what I had already done, but, my shelves are getting dusty...maybe I should call in sick!
     
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    The only thing I've asked a sub to do during prep period is to set up for the next class and to fill out the student's agenda book or any other home going procedures I have. That's it. Today I had a sub and I had everything sitting on one table for the sub to access and the materials were in order of when she would need them. She looked at the table and asked me if that was the amount of prep needed for just one day. I smiled and said, that's just for the morning. I'll be back for the afternoon. LOL. Yep. She made my day though because it IS a lot of work prepping for a single day.
     
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    :lol: :toofunny: :rofl: :naughty:
     
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    I never ask my subs to do any copying or anything, but only because I'm a little possessive about how it is done! Last Monday, I had a sub, and I didn't go to town at 6 am like I usually would, and I felt terrible because that day my sub had to do some copying for the day. I left explicit instructions on what to copy and where, and how to use the copy machine, but turns out she didn't feel like doing the copying (that's what she wrote :dizzy:) and did her own thing anyway, so my worry was misplaced...
     
  11. mandagap06

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    She didn't FEEL like it?!?! :mad: When will people grow up and do their frekin jobs. WOW!!! If she were in a job where she had someone to answer too(us subs don't really have a boss;yes there is someone to go to if we need "fired" but not to write us up or such) she would of been wrote up or fired.
     
  12. myownwoman

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    What's wrong with copying? I have no problem doing that and I would be glad to do this for the teacher. Even regular teachers have to do copying, and a lot of it too!:whistle:
     
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    I have no problem with copying either, as long as there's no code or the teacher provides the code to use.
     

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